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Urinary incontinence (UI), or the unintentional loss of urine, is a problem for more than 13 million Americans—85 percent of them women. Although about half of the elderly have episodes of incontinence, bladder problems are not a natural consequence of aging, and they are not exclusively a problem of the elderly.

Incontinence has several causes. Women are most likely to develop incontinence either during pregnancy and childbirth, or after the hormonal changes of menopause, because of weakened pelvic muscles. Older men can become incontinent as the result of prostate surgery. Pelvic trauma, spinal cord damage, caffeine, or medications including cold or over-the-counter diet tablets also can cause episodes of incontinence.

But even though urinary incontinence can be improved in 8 out of 10 cases, fewer than half of those with bladder problems ever discuss the condition with their health care professional. The condition often goes untreated.
LUTS questionnaire validated in Japanese population

LUTS questionnaire validated in Japanese population

The Core Lower Urinary Symptom Score questionnaire has been validated for use in Japanese patients and may be useful as a screening tool in both clinical or research settings, researchers report. [More]
Urge incontinence therapy may relieve stress incontinence

Urge incontinence therapy may relieve stress incontinence

Anticholinergic medication appears to be effective as a treatment for stress and mixed urinary incontinence, results of a small clinical trial indicate. [More]
NAFC updates Male Stress Urinary Incontinence content

NAFC updates Male Stress Urinary Incontinence content

The National Association For Continence (NAFC) has updated the Male Stress Urinary Incontinence content at www.nafc.org. The new content is designed to be more patient friendly and includes an educational video, as well as additional resources about the diagnosis, treatment, and management of Male Stress Urinary Incontinence. [More]
Bacteria in healthy women bladders differ from bacteria in women with incontinence

Bacteria in healthy women bladders differ from bacteria in women with incontinence

Bacteria found in the bladders of healthy women differ from bacteria in women with a common form of incontinence, according to researchers from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. [More]
Global Urology Devices market estimated to grow at CAGR of 6.37% over 2013-2018

Global Urology Devices market estimated to grow at CAGR of 6.37% over 2013-2018

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Urology Devices Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. [More]
LUTS highly prevalent in western Turkish population

LUTS highly prevalent in western Turkish population

Researchers have published the first-ever estimate of the prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms, overactive bladder and urinary incontinence in the population of western Turkey. [More]

OAB and interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome show considerable overlap

There is considerable overlap between symptoms in patients with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and those with overactive bladder, US researchers have shown. [More]
TENS effective for poststroke urinary incontinence

TENS effective for poststroke urinary incontinence

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation is effective for improving symptoms and enhancing quality of life in people who develop incontinence following a stroke, research suggests. [More]
Scientists demonstrate that proteins in urine play important role in stress incontinence

Scientists demonstrate that proteins in urine play important role in stress incontinence

Incontinence is the world's most common chronic condition. Around ten per cent of Austrians are affected by it. However the problem continues to be a taboo subject: two out of three sufferers do not talk about it, preventing access to successful treatment. [More]

Prolapse repair fails to improve sling outcomes in OAB patients

Performing concomitant anterior compartment repair in women receiving a midurethral sling for overactive bladder does not seem to offer any additional benefit, results of a cohort study indicate. [More]

Uroplasty participates in 9th Annual JMP Securities Healthcare Conference

Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPI) a medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products for the treatment of voiding dysfunctions, today announced that it will participate in the 9th Annual JMP Securities Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, June 24. [More]
Urinary symptom screening tool validated for female OAB

Urinary symptom screening tool validated for female OAB

The Actionable Bladder Symptom Screening Tool is a reliable, valid and sensitive instrument in women with incontinence due to non-neurogenic overactive bladder, researchers report. [More]

Infant and adult weight interact to determine urinary incontinence risk

A woman’s weight at birth together with her weight in adulthood influence the risk of incident urinary incontinence, results of a nationwide twin study suggest. [More]
InControl Medical’s InToneMV gains FDA clearance for treatment of urinary, fecal incontinence in male

InControl Medical’s InToneMV gains FDA clearance for treatment of urinary, fecal incontinence in male

InControl Medical gains FDA clearance for InTone®MV providing the 12 million men nationally who suffer with urinary or fecal incontinence a non-surgical, implant-free solution [More]
Treating older men with early-stage prostate cancer does not help live longer

Treating older men with early-stage prostate cancer does not help live longer

Treating older men with early-stage prostate cancer who also have other serious underlying health problems with aggressive therapies such as surgery or radiation therapy does not help them live longer and, in fact, can be detrimental, according to a study by UCLA researchers. [More]
Pelvic floor prolapse has unclear relationship with urinary symptoms

Pelvic floor prolapse has unclear relationship with urinary symptoms

In women seeking treatment for pelvic floor problems, the severity of pelvic organ prolapse is not independently associated with lower urinary tract symptoms, a study by Spanish researchers has found. [More]

Warning over exposure risk with TVT-Secur mini-sling

The TVT-Secur mini-sling is associated with a higher risk of prosthesis exposure than another mini-sling from the same manufacturer, shows a large study by French researchers. [More]

Long-term durability of midurethral slings under scrutiny

Long-term follow-up of women treated with midurethral slings for stress urinary incontinence indicates that continence rates stabilise earlier with use of tension-free vaginal tape than with transobturator tape. [More]
UCSF researchers discover natural way to avoid urinary incontinence

UCSF researchers discover natural way to avoid urinary incontinence

An ancient form of meditation and exercise could help women who suffer from urinary incontinence, according to a new study from UC San Francisco. [More]
Adjuvant radiotherapy after prostatectomy ‘risks urinary incontinence’

Adjuvant radiotherapy after prostatectomy ‘risks urinary incontinence’

Men who receive adjuvant radiation therapy following radical prostatectomy face a significantly increased risk of urinary incontinence in the following years, study findings indicate. [More]